Most CC licenses allow a change of the material
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.
I am a big fan of CC licenses, because they enable creativity and progress. I see a bit of problems when it comes to pictures of humans.
When I ask people if I may modify their photos, they probably think of
- changing contrast and brightness
- cropping and resizing
- putting a border around it
However, anyone may put the person into a new context by "adapting" the picture, i.e. modify it. The modification may include
- political statements (like Nazi symbols),
- religious symbols or
- sexual practices.
Do the CC licenses prohibit such changes, e.g. changes that insult someone or that may get the person in trouble (e.g. someone starts an investigation because of potential sexual abuse)?
I understand that there are the ND licenses, which do not allow any modifications at all. My question is not about the ND licenses. I want to be as permissive as possible with pictures.
NoDerivatives — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.